Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Logan Square

Like TOD Ordinance, Less Restrictive Zoning Can Help Lakeview Businesses

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The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is concerned that restrictive zoning, car parking requirements, and changing household types may hinder growth in the high-demand neighborhood and negatively affect local businesses. The chamber, along with Special Service Area #27 (map), published a report this week [PDF] that shows that not only is Lakeview’s housing supply failing to keep […]

New Development, Investment Anticipates Future Bloomingdale Trail

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The Bloomingdale Trail is attracting new investment along its length, including the construction of new multi-family and single-family housing. The blocks bracketing the multi-use path and adjacent parks (collectively known as the 606) saw less construction than their wider neighborhoods during the 2008-2009 recession — but now construction is picking up. Investors and developers are confidently […]

Experts Critique 28 Community Proposals for Logan Square ‘L’ Site

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On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Planning Council concluded the Corridor Development Initiative, a series of three public meetings that brought area residents together to envision a new development atop the entrance to the Logan Square ‘L’ station. 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón enthusiastically noted that this was by far the best-attended of the three meetings. The […]

Logan Square Residents Refine Vision For Development Atop ‘L’ Station

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The second of three Corridor Development Initiative meetings last week collected more detailed feedback about what Logan Square residents hope to see replace a municipal parking lot and under-used bus transfer plaza atop the neighborhood’s ‘L’ station. The meeting began with a brief audience survey whose results mirrored the findings from the previous meeting. During […]